Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Arranging the frame, part of After Effects Apprentice: 07 Parenting.
To save you some time I went ahead and built this video edit in time to my music.…Now I want to treat this entire composition as one element in my final…RoboBody composition.…Again, we'll be covering this a lot more in a future lesson, but all I need…to do is find my video edit composition,. I am going to move it up to Comps so…I keep track of it.…I'm going to drag it down to the bottom of my layer stack, so it appears behind everybody.…You'll notice that those composition markers that I placed have now come in…as layer markers for this layer. That's great.…
And grab that video layer, position it behind the frame, type S to reveal the…Scale, scale it down a little more tightly inside the frame.…That's okay.…Let's go ahead and look at it later in time, see how my framing works out.…Now the skydiving footage does have little bit of vignetting going around on these corners.…So I want to make sure I don't bring that in.…So let's go ahead and cheat it a little bit in that direction.…Let's make sure it looks good for the rest of the clips.…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Preparing files
- Making parenting connections
- Arranging the frame and arm
- Using null objects
- Crafting anthropomorphic-style animations
- Avoiding problems with non-uniform scaling
- Animating Fractal Noise
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/20/2012. What changed?
A: We added new movies on using the exercise files that come with this course, and added an additional set of exercise files designed for After Effects CS6.